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Bihar bypolls: RJD leading on 2 seats, BJP in one

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The established leads in Lok Sabha seat and constituency while the BJP was leading in seat in bypolls in

According to latest data, RJD's Sarfaraz Alam, who had in the earlier rounds trailed behind BJP's Pradip Kumar Singh, was now leading by about 14,500 votes after ninth rounds of counting of votes.

According to election office sources, a total of 28 rounds of counting will take place for results of Lok Sabha seat bypoll necessitated due to demise of MP

Alam, who crossed over from JD(U) to Lalu Prasad's party to contest the bypoll, is son of Taslimuddin.

RJD was also leading by more than 15,000 votes in seat, where the BJP's ally JD(U), headed by Nitish Kumar, has fielded its candidate.

There were reports of police resorting to mild use of force outside the counting centre in Jehanabad as young RJD supporters indulged in boisterous jubilations over the of their candidate establishing an unassailable lead over former MLA and JD(U) nominee Abhiram Sharma.

In Bhabhua, BJP candidate seemed comfortably placed with a lead of close to 10,000 votes over her rival

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 14:55 IST